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Best All-purpose cleaners

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best All-purpose cleaners

Best All-purpose cleaners

We tested 19 all-purpose cleaners to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each All-purpose cleaner based on the following criteria:

  • Soils removal
  • Soap scum
  • Did not streak

Below lists the All-purpose cleaners that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which All-purpose cleaner is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best All-purpose cleaners

Best All-purpose cleaner for Soils removal

This Score indicates how well the product removed the four soils in our testing. The four soils were Mustard, Ketchup, Concentrated Grape Juice and Crisco shortening.


This All-purpose cleaner which tested best for Soils removal has the following features: Easily removes grease, Easily removes grape juice, Removed mustard, Additional step, pH and Website.

Best All-purpose cleaner for Soap scum

This Score indicates how much soap scum the product removed in testing.


This All-purpose cleaner which tested best for Soap scum has the following features: Easily removes grease, Easily removes grape juice, Removed mustard, Additional step, pH and Website.

Best All-purpose cleaner for Did not streak

This is the score for the products streaking on a mirrored surface. A high score indicates that the product did not streak in testing.


This All-purpose cleaner which tested best for Did not streak has the following features: Easily removes grease, Easily removes grape juice, Removed mustard, Additional step, pH and Website.